July 8, 2019


SUBJECT: Larry Ja Juan Scipio, Jr., age 29, of 2990 Cobblestone Street, Florence, SC 29505 was arrested by deputies with the Florence County Sheriff’s Office on July 7, 2019 and charged with Murder (S.C. Code Ann. 16-03-010). See FCSO Booking Website for additional information.

NARRATIVE: Deputies with the Florence County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of a shooting at approximately 10:30 PM on Saturday, July 6, 2019 on 3131 Tall Oaks Drive in Florence, SC. Upon arrival, deputies discovered that one person had been shot. The victim was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.

FCSO Investigators have arrested and charged Larry Ja Juan Scipio, Jr. with Murder. According to Investigators, Scipio is alleged to have knocked on the victim’s front door and when the victim answered, Scipio came inside the residence and shot the victim multiple times. Investigators believe Scipio and the victim had been involved in a disagreement earlier in the evening.

Florence County Coroner Keith Von Lutcken has identified the deceased as 27 year old Rico G. Johnson of Florence. An autopsy has been ordered to be performed at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.

Scipio is being held at the Florence County Detention Center pending a bond hearing before a circuit court judge.

Major Michael M. Nunn
General Counsel/P.I.O.